What accesories should I get for my S3 IS?..

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  1. husky_mom

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    I have a Canon S3 IS... and want to get a few lens and stuff... and seeing my brother is going to China this week I wanted him to get me the lenses from there as he might get them cheaper...

    I want a telephoto and a wide lens... but I need also a lens adapter in order to use those... I would love also a fish eye....

    I´ve seen a few "kits" and sound great but I wanted to know which should I get out fo them all...

    wide angles= I ´ve seen .45x 58mm, .75x to 27mm... which one would you suggest more??

    teles= 1.5x to 648mm?? 2x, 3x or 3.2 x??.... I have no clue.... also there are the 200mm....

    please help me decide....;)
     
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    ok if you buy a kit on line be sure to check this site to make sure the site is legit http://www.resellerratings.com/ type in the store name and it will tell you if a site is trust worthy.

    I had the canon lens adaptor which I bought on Ebay, they are expensive for what they are but you could try a cheaper one.

    I bought the wide angled lens from a seller in japan (i was in the UK at the time) I ended up paying extra tax, it was a great lens, I used it alot, but make sure you get the real deal and not a knock of brand.

    Once you have the lens adaptor you can experiment with filters too, a circular polariser for scenery shots will stop your sky form whiting out.

    Cant tell you about the tele as I didnt ever buy one.
     
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    actually the adaptor is around 25 dlls... on ebay... not too expensive ut I get what you mean LOL...

    the wide anlge you got was a .45x .75x or what??.. I wanna know the differences and the ups downs from one to another...

    and excuse my ignorance but with "knock of brand" do you mean a "universal" or "generic" one?....:p
     
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    This is with the wide angle lens .75x hand held on a just before it was about to rain, It was before I knew how to ultalise my camera settings, it was shot on auto, but I wish I had shot known how to change ISO settings back then :)

    [​IMG]

    I cant tell you the difference between the wide angles I just chose the one that was on the canon website as I knew the quality of the glass would be good I went backwards and forwards form the canon website to amazon so I could read reviews on different products.

    When you buy a cheaper brand lens you may find that you get distortion on your pictures and they may be less durable

    Take this ebay auction I would look at the auction then google the brand 'black pro series' and also see if amazon or any of the photo websites sell the brand, If they do then I would look at the customer reviews, if they dont then I would assume if no reputable business sell the brand then it is sub standard
     
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    thank you for the advice...

    does anyone have another comparision pic among the different "numbers"??...to see the difference
     
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    husky_mom,
    This place has some accessories for our S3's
    You will find Wide Angel and Telephoto comparison shots there also.
    http://www.lensmateonline.com

    Rachelsne,
    I really like that photo.
     

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